As it is the 155th anniversary, Google Doodle celebrates Juneteenth with a special video. The beautifully animated video is the first verse of “The Black National Anthem”. Its original name is “Lift Every Voice and Sing”.
Video: Google Doodle Celebrates Juneteenth
The video is 1.5 minutes long and it celebrates the end of slavery in the United States. If you are thinking about “Juneteenth”, it is short for “June Nineteenth”. Slavery was finally put to an end in 1862 through the Emancipation Proclamation.
However, the federal order only reached Galveston on June 19th, 1865. And that is the reason for Juneteenth. Loveis Wise is behind the art in the video while Elijah Jamal is behind the music. Besides them, LeVar Burton reads the poem in the video. You can watch the video below.
Google is doing more than just releasing a video for Juneteenth. They also added this day in Google Calendar. Also, they added this day in the U.S in the form of holiday.
Besides this, Google Assistant is now able to answer questions about Juneteenth. There is even a YouTube playlist for this day. It is called Juneteenth: Freedom Songs. It features many different artists. For example, Bob Marley, Pharrell Williams, and many more.
Besides this, Juneteenth is not yet an official holiday in the U.S. However, we all know that it is a great moment in history. We are seeing the enthusiasm of the people on social media platforms. Juneteenth is already trending on Twitter since yesterday. This year’s June Nineteenth is even bigger because of police brutality in the United States and the protests.